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Persian Gulf / Operation Martyrdom #317402

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 04, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Doug Tunnell) Beginning of Iran's Persian Gulf naval exercises, code named Operation Martyrdom, featured; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of Iranian warship SPOKESPERSON - warns reporter's plane away.] Incrd. tensions around maneuvers due to Iran's latest threats against United States ints. in region and Saudi Arabia, stemming from recent Mecca riot, cited. Status of US, British, USSR ships in area considered.

(DC: David Martin) Pentagon's deployment of elite Army helicopter unit in Persian Gulf and military buildup in general said in response to Bridgeton incident and concern over Iran's unpredictability; details given, scenes shown. United States intelligence said uncovering Iranian military plans for attacks on Kuwait and other Persian Gulf states. [Saudi ambassador to United States Prince BANDAR bin Sultan - won't compromise on Islam or national security] Incident involving Iran's silkworm missile sites and United States escort of Gas Prince described.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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